ROSELLE, NJ – In their previous game — a 3-2 setback to Randolph — Summit could not find a goal over the final nine minutes of play, a marker that perhaps could have sent the contest to overtime.
There were no such worries against Scotch Plains-Fanwood at the Warinanco Skating Center. The Maroon and White found plenty of goals. In this case plenty would be 11, more than enough to create a landslide victory over the Raiders, 11-1.
Senior Charlie Collins and sophomore Greg Sptiznagel each had four goals. Junior Tom Pryymak left the majority — literally — of the goal-scoring duties to Collins and Spitznagel, but went ahead and had a prolific night anyway, recording an amazing seven assists and tallying a goal to boot.
Summit, which outshot SP-F 40-9, took a 5-1 lead after the first period on two goals each from Collins and Sptiznagel and a score from junior Jake Puskar. The dynamic duo got two more each in the second along with a single score from sophomore Kyle Graham, and Pryymak notched his goal — the only goal of the frame — in the third period.
Freshman Grant McCormick stopped eight pucks to get the ‘W’ in goal for the Hilltoppers.
Things figure to quickly get decidedly more challenging for Summit, with the Boys from the 07901 first taking on Governor Livingston at Warinanco December 18 (8:30 p.m. start) and then skating into the next edition of the River Road Rivalry when they take on Chatham December 21 at the Union Sports Arena. The puck drops at 4:10 p.m.